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The language question under Napoleon

Author: Stewart McCain
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new perspective on the cultural politics of the Napoleonic Empire by exploring the issue of language within four pivotal institutions - the school, the army, the courtroom and the church. Based on wide-ranging research in archival and published sources, Stewart McCain demonstrates that the Napoleonic State was in reality fractured by disagreements over how best to govern a population characterized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
(OCoLC)972238278
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart McCain
ISBN: 9783319549361 3319549367
OCLC Number: 1017826229
Description: 1 online resource (XV, 307 pages) : 6 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color
Contents: 1. Introduction: Language, Empire and the New Regime --
2. Language under the Administrative Gaze --
State, Statistics and Social Knowledge under Napoleon --
3. Language, Local Knowledge and the Napoleonic State --
4. Language and Education under Napoleon --
5. Cultures of Language and Military Service under Napoleon --
6. Language, Law and the Legal Profession: Negotiating Cultural Identity in an Imperial Institution --
7. Organised Religion, Language and the French State from the Old Regime to Napoleon --
8. Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: War, culture and society, 1750-1850.
Responsibility: Stewart McCain.

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